108 Divya Desams !! Thiruppulingudi Sri Kaisina Vendha Perumal Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Thiruppulingudi / Nava Tirupati / Bhoomipalana Kshetram / Budha Kshetram is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu located in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu.

Presiding deity – Moolavar Kaisinavendhan / Bhoomipalan with his consort Goddess Sri Malarmagal Nachiyar/Malarmangai Nachiyar / Pullingudivalli/Poomagal

Theertham – Varuna Theertham, Neerudi Theertham, Indra Theertham

Vimanam – Vedasara Vimanam

Worshipped by – Lord Indra and Yagna Sarma worshipped Lord on this sacred land and got rid of their curses.

Mangalasasanam – Nammalvar

Prathyakasham to – Dharmarajan, Sage Markandeya, Sage Brighu, Lord Varuna, Niruti,

Festivals – Vaikundha Ekadashi, Garuda sevai on Vaikasi Visakham,

The legend has that a Brahmin Veda Sarma was cursed by Sage Sakthi, son of Vashishta.  Due to the curse Veda Sarma turned into a demon and started harassing Sages and people on Earth.  In the meantime, Lord Indra while having pastime with his consort found a striking deer with its companion.  He shot an arrow on the deer and it died instantly.  Actually, the duos were Rishi and his Patni.  Soon Indra was afflicted with the sin of Brahmahathya.  In order to get rid of the curse, Lord Indra arrived on this sacred land and conducted a Yagna.  While the Yagna was in progress, it was disrupted by a demon who was none other than Veda Sarma cursed by Sage Sakthi.    Lord Vishnu appeared on the Yagna fire and killed the demon with his mace.   Immediately Veda Sarma got rid of his curse and regained his old form.  Lord Vishnu blessed Lord Indra and  got rid of the sin Brahmahathya.

Another legend has that Udayavar Ramanujar arrived on this sacred land while travelling to Thirukuruhoor to meet Nammalvar.  On his way, he met a girl and enquired the directions and distance of Thirukuruhoor.  In answer to his queries the girl beautifully recited the verses composed by Nammalvar and guided him.  Udayavar overwhelmed with the devotion, he hysterically fell at the feet of the girl thinking of Nammalvar.

This temple remains open from 6.30AM to 11.ooPM in the morning and 4.30PM to 7.30 PM in the evenings.

Contact Person – Sri Gopalan Bhattar Swamin – 04630256476.

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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